The Restructuring Act came into force

The Restructuring Act of 9 December 2010 was published on 14 December 2010 in the Federal Gazette. Since 1 January 2011 at the latest all regulations of the Restructuring Act are binding. According to the explanatory memorandum of the Act the provisions of the Act shall regulate the proper wind-up of banks. This Act includes for banks which have run into difficulties the possibility to execute a so called controlled procedure (geordnetes Verfahren) (redevelopment proceedings and reorganization proceedings). In this context, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority achieves the possibility to demand and enforce the necessary steps from a bank to solve their problems at an early stage.

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